Car manufacturers place heavy demands on quality management system across the entire supply chain. Higher requirements are taken into account in special automotive standards, such as IATF 16949, VDA 6.4 and VDA 6.1. TÜV NORD also offers KBA certification. The accreditation for automotive standard certification can be obtained exclusively by top certification organizations. TÜV NORD Czech certificates are characterized by high ratings, which results from the company´s reputation on world markets. TÜV NORD auditors draw upon a long-standing practical expertise within the scope of the IATF certification.
The validity of all certificates issued according to ISO/TS 16949:2009 expires on September 14, 2018.
(The September 14, 2018 deadline means that new certificates must be issued by this date, i.e. audits must be conducted in good time prior to this deadline).
The transition period for IATF 16949:2016 is designated in such a manner, to ensure that starting January 2017 all the audits can be carried out according to a new standard. Starting October 2017 all the audits MUST be carried out according to a new standard (irrespective of whether the scheduled audit according to the old standard has been in a surveillance or recertification status), (in compliance with the TRANSITION STRATEGY ISO/TS 16949 => IATF 16949 document, publicly available www.iatfglobaloversight.org) within the scope of the recertification audit. New certificates according to IATF 16949:2016 will bet then issued for the new 3-year period.